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KidsPlay Foundation to organize soccer tournament for downtown Eastside youth

KidsPlay Foundation to organize soccer tournament for downtown Eastside youth

KidsPlay foundation will be organizing its annual sports tournament at BC stadium on May 28 for the youth. The tournament aims to involve youth from Eastside Vancouver and those who are financially unequipped to pursue sports.

KidsPlay Foundation is the non profit organization working towards keeping kids away from the lifestyle of drugs, gangs, and violence. Kids Play holds sports tournaments, conferences, and other projects for the youth community to learn about the opportunities they can seize within life. The organization is operated by leaders from all across the Lower Mainland wanting to bring a positive change within the community.

Kal Dosanjh, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of KidsPlay is the man behind the scene working tirelessly for this noble cause. A veteran police officer for more than 19 years with Vancouver Police Department, felt the need for such organization during his posting at the Downtown East Side. ” As a patrol officer, I saw lot of kids entering into drugs and the gang lifestyle. I realized as opposed to arresting them and sending them to jail, there is so much we can do for these kids because some of them might be deprived of the opportunities of getting into sports or extracurricular educational activities or organized sports. Normally these are the kind of children who become susceptible to the gang lifestyle,” he says.

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